Rohan Connolly, a senior football writer for The Age and radio broadcaster with sports radio station 1116 SEN, has been covering the game since 1983. A multi-AFL Media Association award-winner known for his passion and love of the game, he analyses the AFL for the newspaper and contributes a blog and weekly video, "Footy Fix", for The Age's football website, Real Footy.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne had worked very hard for not much reward by quarter-time.
Rohan Connolly This could end up being the year of what-ifs for North Melbourne.
Rohan Connolly This was the year North Melbourne was supposed to deliver the goods.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne skipper suffers potentially season-ending injury as his side swats aside Melbourne by 122 points.
Rohan Connolly How Essendon hung on in this game for even a half is anyone's guess.
Rohan Connolly Hawthorn secures home qualifying final and all but puts North Melbourne out of finals.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne's 54-point win over Bulldogs a pleasant reversal of fortune.
Jesse Hogan and Rohan Connolly Coaches proving themselves more amenable than players to AFL's rationale for, and implementation of, stringent rules to dissuade high contact during bumps.
Rohan Connolly If North does make it to the finals, Drew Petrie would have been in no small way responsible.
Rohan Connolly We're approaching the business end of the season, and while we'd like to concentrate on the footy and the final eight, there are a few too many off-field distractions.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne continues its run of form, defeating Collingwood by 30 points.
Rohan Connolly St Kilda livewire Stephen Milne kicks five goals to set up a low-pressure win over GWS.
Rohan Connolly On the back of reaching the finals this year - and with a third altitude training camp under their belts - the Kangaroos are looking forward to 2013.
Compiled by Rohan Connolly and Jon Pierik Rohan Connolly and Jon Pierik take a look at the men guiding the 18 teams in the AFL fray.
Rohan Connolly History suggests teams that are 0-2 now can't count on September glory.
Rohan Connolly ''No Ablett, no Gold Coast.'' An easy line, but a pretty accurate one at the moment.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne supporters are used to having their faith tested on several levels.
Rohan Connolly Essendon and North Melbourne don't boast one of the AFL's highest-profile rivalries.
Rohan Connolly Only a brave pundit would have predicted result would be known only after final siren.
Rohan Connolly For a couple of years now, North Melbourne has been the ultimate definition of the mid-table team. Not only have the Roos finished ninth, but consistently beaten the teams below them, only to...